I
googled my question instead of just the word gnats and found this article. It thought
I might post it incase anyone else is suffering from the same problem.





<font size="2" face="Arial">9.5pt;font-family:Arial;">Of
all the flying pests, gnats might be the most annoying. Though they're
harmless, they hover and buzz around our heads, driving us crazy. Gnats are
also known as <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">vinegar flies or <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">fruit flies because of
their attraction to the smell of rotten food. This explains why they particularly
enjoy the areas around drains and <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">trash cans.


<font size="2" face="Arial">9.5pt;font-family:Arial;">Gnats

are most commonly found around fruit, saturated <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">house plants, <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">compost piles, and other rotting, smelly
food or plants. The problem is there's no such thing as one gnat. In <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">fact, one gnat can lay
two to three hundred eggs in its two to four month life span. If you frequently
see gnats hovering around your <span class="klink"><font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">sink
drain or trash can, there's a good chance they're laying eggs inside your home.


<font size="2" face="Arial">9.5pt;font-family:Arial;">If
you don't want gnats around, you have to cut off their food supply. This means <span class="klink"><font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">fruits and vegetables
have to go in the <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">refrigerator or a bin the
bugs can't penetrate. Make sure house plants stay damp, but not wet, and they
must have the proper drainage. Gnats just love over-watered house plants. Empty
trashcans regularly and don't allow rotting food to sit in the house. Make sure
all trash receptacles and sink drains are cleaned thoroughly, and don't have
any old rancid food stuck to them. Never let dirty dishes stand in the sink.


<font size="2" face="Arial">9.5pt;font-family:Arial;">Your
best recourse is chemicals. The supermarket and hardware stores have several
flying insect spray options for you to choose from. Just about any one of these
will take care of your gnat problem. Be sure to check the back of the label to
make certain it isn't harmful to pets. If your home is experiencing an all-out
infestation, you may need to look into a fogging product. This will require you
to seal off cabinets and anywhere else food and eating implements are stored.
Be sure to take the <span class="klink"><font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">pets
and leave the house for the day.


<font size="2" face="Arial">9.5pt;font-family:Arial;">You
can also get rid of gnats by using products found around the home. Since they
are attracted to the scent of vinegar, fill a jar with vinegar and poke holes
in the lid. The gnats will climb into the jar, but they won't be able to climb
out. For those that remain in the house, try putting vegetable oil around your <span class="klink"><font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">kitchen sink drain.
Gnats finding themselves coated in the oil will be unable to breed. If you're
not interested in potentially clogging your drain with <span class="klink"><font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">vegetable oil, pouring a
cup of <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">ammonia down your kitchen sink is said to
get rid of any flies hovering around that area. Let it sit for a couple of
hours before using the sink again.


<font size="2" face="Arial">9.5pt;font-family:Arial;">Gnats
are a source of irritation for many, but you don't have to let this happen to
you. Dispose of food properly and don't over water your house plants. If gnats
do get in the house, act quickly before one or two bugs become an infestation.
Save your irritation for something else... like mosquitoes.








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